Rev. Dr. Jeff Sorenson has been serving as Senior Administrative Pastor of the Lutheran Church of Dell Rapids since August, 2016. Prior to coming to Dells, he served congregations in Sioux Falls, Madison, Aberdeen, and Edgemont, SD, and as an Assistant to the Bishop of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA.
Pastor Jeff’s early years were on a farm in northern Minnesota. His education includes degrees from the University of Minnesota, Crookston and North Dakota State University, Fargo in Animal Science, and a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Seminary, St Paul.
His wife, Siri is Senior Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Their family includes a daughter, Anna who is a senior, and son, Jorey who is a freshman at Brandon Valley High School. He also has two grown sons Mike (Alliance, NE) and Wayne with his three children (Aberdeen, SD).
His family lives on an acreage north of Brandon. For fun, he loves to be outdoors – hunting, tending a large garden, caring for their acreage, and “playing” with a small herd of beef cattle that spend their summers there.
Pastor Jeff enjoys people of all sorts, especially kids, loves to preach and preside at worship, to be creative, and to encourage a congregation to grow in our service to God’s mission.
He also loves coffee; so invite him for coffee to get acquainted!